Saturday 22 November 2014

Molly The Elf Checking Her List

Hello All, 

Today is a lovely sunny day here in England, quite a nice change during winter and I couldn't believe my eyes, when I saw a large black and red butterfly in my garden, now that is a first for mid November!

Onto my card, I used Krista Smiths Molly The Elf for my newest Christmas card and made a lot of the elements my self too, so I am really pleased with it.

I colored her with Copics and added flocking and a sprinkle of diamond dust to the fluffy & furry parts of her clothes. I didn't draw her nose, but I did use shadowing to create one, which I am also pleased with ha ha!
The outer paper is from my own stash of goodies and the edges are chalked, the two top papers are Maja Design,edged with metallic paint & the border is Maja too.
I added the white memory box flourish, die cuts around the outer edge, as I think they add a little more interest to the shape.

I made the two hat pins to compliment the brown and blue colour scheme.

I also made the two layer glittery snowflakes, if you enlarge the picture you can see both layers. There is sneaky glimpse of the cream lace, I added underneath the border. 
The candy cane is made from Fimo clay and yes, you guessed I made that too.

In an effort to cut down on your scrolling time, I made these photos into a page and as you can see in the top right picture, I used a Tim Holtz Ideology pin to hold the sentiment ticket and joined the two silver bells together with a silver ring and attached them to the pin.

Thank you for stopping by today and have a fab and crafty weekend!


  1. She is so sweet and adorable, Jay! Love all the textures in your layers - it is perfect for our SL challenge! Thanks for playing in the Scrapy Land Challenge using die cuts! I hope to see more of your pretty projects in the next challenge, too! hugs and blessings, de {Creative Smiles}

  2. Fabulous coloring and design Jay! Love all the details ... so festive and precious! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘CHRISTMAS’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)

  3. Gorgeous festive card Jay
    have a lovely weekend
    hugs Tamara

  4. Wow this is fab, love the design and the candy cane is fab, hugs Liz xx

  5. Hi Jay, love this image and coloured beautifully. Love it.
    Hugs Sue W.

  6. Very beautifully done. I love all the elements. Thank you for sharing with us at Simply Create Too - Myrna DT

  7. fabulous detail and layering, thanks for joining us at Ink

  8. Fabulous shaped card and I love all the layers. Great coloring of the image too. SO glad you shared it with us for the Scrapy Land Challenge.

  9. I just adore this card Jay, the most beautiful design and colouring!
    I was surprised to see Butterflies still the other week, It must be the mild weather keeping them around :)
    Love, Mel. xxx

  10. Simply GORGEOUS Jay!! Beautifully coloured...I love this image!! All the details that you put into all your work is phenomenal!! We actually have had a warmer day rid of most of the snow that we had...YAY!! Enjoy your week!!
    Take care,

  11. Gorgeous, Gorgeous, Gorgeous!! Your coloring is stunning and the design and embellies are prefect!! Thank you so much for joining us this week at Love to Create: Make it for Christmas Challenge!! Come back and play again soon!

    Many Blessings,
    LTC DT

  12. WOW!! Jay, this is absolutely STUNNING! Your coloring is amazing, the details are phenomenal - love the touch of glitter to her clothes! Thanks for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week xoxoxo

  13. A totally beautiful card! Love the colours and your colouring is beautiful! Love all the gorgeous embellies and your pretty little hat pins.
    Gina x

  14. What a beautiful Christmas card! I love all the details and texture! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapy Land Challenge #6!

  15. Jay: Your card is so very beautiful! We're glad you entered our Challenge "Snow! Snow! Snow!" & hope to see your entries in all our 2015 challenges!

    Happy Holidays to you & your family!

    Simply Create Too Design Team Member

  16. such a lovely card you have made and thanks for sharing with us at Divas by design this week, love your colouring

  17. An incredibly beautiful card *not* using traditional colours. Festive and fabulous! Thank you for sharing this gem in the Inkspirational gallery.

  18. Gorgeous card!! Love the colors and embellishments you chose! Thanks so much for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow!!

  19. Fabulous details on this gorgeous Christmas card. Thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow.
    Amelia (DT Sugar Creek Hollow)


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Cuddles Jay xxx